Competitors in the  “An Post” cycle race coming through Athea last week on their way to the stage end in Listowel.

Competitors in the “An Post” cycle race coming through Athea last week on their way to the stage end in Listowel.

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness

On Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June 2013 there will be two Flag Days for C.F. Awareness in Abbeyfeale. Money collected will go to researchas there are new drug therapies  becoming available for this disease.
Please be generous when you meet us.

Great Southern Trail
On Sunday next June 2nd @ 2pm a walk will be held on the trail from Halla Inse Banin Templeglantine to Abbeyfeale. Return transport on Bus Eireann





The Newcastle West Family and Community Hub (located upstairs at the NCW Community Centre) will be holding a workshop on Wednesday June 12th on supporting children with bereavement or coping with a dying family member.  Running from 7.30-9.30pm, the session will be led by Child Psychologist and Play Therapist Tina O’Brien and funded by the Compassionate Communities Project with the support of West Limerick Resources.



A workshop of Rainbows volunteers and those interested in volunteering with the project in West Limerick this September will take place in the Newcastle West Family and Community Hub (located at the Community Centre) on Wednesday June 19thfrom 7.30-9.30pm.  “Rainbows” is a peer support programme for children aged 6-10 years grieving as a result of a loss or separation and is managed locally by West Limerick Resources. Run by trained volunteers, the programme is positive, gentle confidential and encouraging however it is not counselling or therapy service.  It is instead a safe, confidential setting where children can share their grief associated feelings with each other and with these trained facilitators.



West Limerick Resources will be offering a one week training programme (Monday-Friday, 9.30am-4pm approx) on the use of traditional lime mortar to members of local communities who are interested in undertaking simple conservation and repair work at historic sites (such as graveyards) subject to the necessary permission and guidance of Limerick County Council Archaeologist.  This hands—on training initiative is free to those interested in becoming involved in conservation and enhancement work.  Limited places available.  Registration essential.  Venue and dates of training to be confirmed.  Contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email [email protected] for a registration form.



 Are you looking for some new skills, new experiences, perhaps a new start?  If you’ve been out of work for a long time, for whatever reason, West Limerick Resources is offering you a unique opportunity to sample a range of skills with the Towards Occupation Training Programme.  The programme will begin in Abbeyfeale this May on two mornings per week from 9.30am to 1.30pm for 10 weeks.  It is broken into short modular workshops in subjects to include health, fitness and nutrition, personal development, confidence building, and craft-based workshops.    For more information contact Finn Fitzgerald on  087 759 1951 (please leave message if unattended) or 069 61316